A major new public sculpture will be launched for the opening of the Festival at the 4 Plinths site between Te Papa and Circa Theatre. Created by internationally recognised, Auckland-based artist Ruth Watson, and commissioned by the Wellington Sculpture Trust, each of the four globes is a dramatic reinterpretation of Earth or Mars based on early or unusual maps of the planets.

Watson offers images of the world that are not entirely familiar: “My aim is to show us the world anew, encouraging new ways of thinking about an image we take for granted.” Explore these brave new worlds for yourself.

Wednesday 21 Feb –
Wednesday 01 Jan

Exhibition launch Wed 21 Feb, 5.30pm


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